Pictured Above: Terrell Owens at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga
Hut Hut! The Official Pizza of the NCAA® will reunite longtime rivals Terrell Owens and Cortland Finnegan in an on-field matchup during halftime at the 2018 FCS National Championship on January 6th at Toyota Stadium.
Sports City USA hosted the inaugural Frisco Bowl in December, and it’s ready for more college football action tomorrow as two Division I teams, James Madison and 2017 Champs North Dakota State, face off in the NCAA Division I Football Championship. “Tailgate Town” will commence in the morning, followed by kick-off at 11 am.
Ticketholders may want to remain in their seats at halftime, as Owens and Finnegan, both former FCS student-athletes, will be put to the test in a game of speed, agility, and catching, all while delivering Pizza Hut pizza to fans in the end zone.
The pair isn’t just fighting to settle an old score, either. The winner will unlock an incredible deal for Pizza Hut Fans. The nationwide offer will be announced after the game.
The “50 Yard Delivery Dash” represents the second installment of “Pizza Hut Rivalry Challenges,” where former college sports rivals square off at NCAA championship games throughout the 2018 season.
When it comes to college football, you’d be hard-pressed to find a bigger rivalry than one between a wide receiver and a defensive back,” said Doug Terfehr, Sr. Director of Partnerships and Public Relations, Pizza Hut.
But add a legendary wide receiver with a larger-than-life personality to the mix like Terrell Owens and a shutdown defensive back with a crazy competitive drive like Cortland Finnegan, and you’ve set the stage for the ultimate Pizza Hut Rivalry Challenge. As the Official Pizza of the NCAA, we’re thrilled to bring Rivalry Challenges – and huge Pizza Hut deals – to college sports fans all season long.”
Owens and Finnegan are no strangers to on and off the field competition, with more than 30 years of collective college and professional football experience between them. For many of those years, Finnegan covered Owens directly on defense. Tomorrow, bragging rights will be awarded officially.
I’m a fierce competitor. I’m not coming to Frisco to lose, that’s for sure!” said Owens.
Owens and Finnegan, alongside Pizza Hut All-American Jason Zone Fisher, will also take part in pre-game fan events, including fan photos and a Q&A in the venue’s Tailgate Town.
I have the potential to unlock an offer that every pizza fan is going to love, so there’s no way I’m going to let a wide receiver beat me in this delivery challenge,” said Finnegan.
Frisco, Texas is home to seven professional sports teams, multiple world-class facilities, prestigious medical and sports rehabilitation centers, national and international athletic organizations and an emerging eSports community. In addition to multiple NCAA football games this winter, the upcoming C-USA Basketball Championships and Frisco College Baseball Classic this year, Frisco sports fans can also look forward to the National Soccer Hall of Fame opening this fall at Toyota Stadium. #SportsCityUSA
To those Frisco residents and visitors who scored tickets to the big game tomorrow, have fun and send us your pictures!